A person driving to work in Echuca, Australia accidentally hit a corella bird. They thought it had bounced off the car, so they continued on to work. Only to discover that the bird had somehow gotten wedged behind the radiator grille. It was alive, with only an injured leg.
I find the physics of this a bit baffling. How exactly did a bird of that size get through the grille? abc.net.au
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No escape from the media, even in 1915, as President Wilson courts Edith Galt
Original photo here.
Hertz has installed cameras
that are able to view the interior of the vehicle in a portion of its fleet and many customers are upset. The company claims the cameras have never been used but they put out a commercial showing how handy the device could be in case of an accident. A representative for the company claims that was a 'mock up'. A mock up? In advertising, really? That kind of behavior; advertising a feature that is not available OR stating the cameras had never been used when they had been, because only one of those statements can be true, makes one wonder if camera use would be disclosed in the future. The book 1984 wasn't even close, there won't be just one big brother watching.
For $9500, this attractively decked-out vehicle could be yours. It's a 1978 GMC Vandura Van, with only 25,000 miles on the odometer. Exterior Star Trek murals by artist G.S. Roy. For sale on Vancouver Craiglist
. Read more about it at the Toronto Star
Even after reading this article
, I'm still not sure about the physics of this device. But one thing is clear.
"Popular Science tested one of the J.C. Whitney Octa-Ganes in 1968 and reported a drop in fuel mileage and power when using it."
Original ad here.
How refreshingly charming to find a young lady who is also a gearhead.